Windows 8 OS launch date and price in India

Get the latest details about Window 8 OS such as launch date, cost, new specification added in Windows 8 OS in this article. Discover the new improvement made in Windows 8 in this article with official launch date.

Windows 8 OS Launch Date:Its now announced officially that Windows 8 OS will be available worldwide on October 2012. It is also reported that Release to Manufacturing (RTM) process will starts on 1st week of August. So it means you can buy your Windows 8 laptop at retail store in the month of October. This piece of information is made public by Microsoft's Tami Reller in the conference held at Canada. Software copies will be completed on first week of August so that they can progress to next step RTM. Below I have provided information about the updates made in Windows 8 comparing to its previous versions.

Windows 8 new features

Flash player upgraded in Windows 8: There is a big buzz that Microsoft has upgraded its flash feature. When I read about several updates made in Windows 8, flash plays a sententious role. Are you eager to know what they have improved? You can clearly utilize the flash improvements made in Internet Explorer 10. Flash players were mainly concentrated during the internet usage particularly sites like Youtube. This was made to improve the performance.

User Interface in Windows 8: Every time a new version in Windows is released there will be definitely some modification in user interface. You can remember that Windows Vista start button has changed. In Windows 7 GUI is much improved. You can feel the Aero Glass in Windows 7. Like this Windows 8 has got Metro Style user interface. You may familiar with this metro style in Windows mobile phone like Lumia 900, Lumia 800 etc. The reason to implement metro style is this OS is applicable to Tablet and so navigation is easy in touch enabled device. This metro style is also easy to use in mouse and other hardware input device.

Application improvements in Windows 8: Improvements in application includes the Windows Store, new login methods, taskbar, File explorer, task manager, upgraded restore options, Child lock that includes filtering websites, restricting unwanted apps and computer off timer setup to control over usage. All this apps were modified to use in touchscreen gadgets.

New device support in Windows 8: New port has came to market USB 3.0 and this support is available in Windows 8. The motto of USB 3.0 is the minimal power requirement. Now Windows 8 will be supported by many architecture. Usually previous versions of Windows runs only on Intel's architecture but this OS is compatible with ARM, x86 architecture. This lessens the power usage by processor.

Cost of Windows 8 OS

Windows 8 CD / DVD cost is not announced yet by Microsoft. But they have published some upgrade plans. Using this upgrades you can able to utilize the full features of Windows 8. The offer is $39.99 (2230 Indian Rupee) for  Windows 8 Pro upgrade via online. If you go to stores you will get it Windows 8 Pro  upgrade CD for $69.99(3900 Indian Rupee). It looks online upgrade is cheap. This offer is eligible for user running previous version of Windows like Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7. This offer ends on January 31st, 2013.

Windows 8 upgrade for $15
This upgrade is eligible only for users using Windows 7 PC. User purchased their Windows 7 OS on June 2nd 2012 were eligible for this offer. Update costs you 14.99 American Dollars.

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